Trade Policy in Support of Climate Change Adaptation and Resilient Development

This T+S Hub session addressed the critical challenge of climate change adaptation in developing countries, exploring how trade and trade policy can assist, with insights from experts, policymakers, and thought leaders on regional and sector-specific issues.

February 27, 2024 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm UAE

(Open to public)

Adaptation to climate change is a critical development challenge. For many developing countries, it is a far more immediate priority than reducing their already-small greenhouse gas emissions. However, the role of trade and trade policy in advancing adaptation is not as well explored or understood as trade and climate mitigation.

This Trade + Sustainability Hub session organized by the International Institute for Sustainable Development brought together a diverse group of experts, policymakers, and thought leaders to discuss the adaptation challenges that different regions and sectors faced, and where trade and trade policy could help meet them – as well as where it could not, and other solutions were needed. The conversation also examined these options in light of the unavoidable impact that climate would have on the way we trade and do business.

Participants in the conversation were encouraged to bring their ideas and concerns into the debate, share their thoughts, and help drive the conversation forward.